The Time a Politician was Assassinated with a Samurai Sword on TV

How a 17-year-old Ended the Closest Attempt at Socialist Government in Japan

Inejiro Asanuma, lifelong dog lover, popular among the working class for his “gentle heart and frugal lifestyle”
Protesters gather in front of the Japanese Parliament building to denounce the ‘Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan’
Inejiro Asanuma and Mao Zedong in Beijing
Yamaguchi (second from left) at the headquarters of the Great Japan Patriotic Party
Photograph purportedly from Yamaguchi’s jail cell. “Seven Lives for My Country. Long Live His Imperial Majesty!”

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